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Mrs. Marjorie L. (Doucette) DeCoste, 102, of Gloucester, passed away on Monday morning, September 25, 2017, in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a decline in health. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard J. DeCoste, formally of Arichat, Nova Scotia.
Marjorie was born March 20, 1915, in Gloucester. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Melvina (Ameriault) Doucette.
Marjorie loved shopping, taking trips in her car, going to Bingo and Foxwoods with her sisters, picking blueberries, watching and listening to the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots, going to see her relatives in Nova Scotia with her husband, Leonard, but most of all she loved her family and Christmas. Marjorie would spend days and months preparing for Christmas, baking and buying gifts for her grandchildren and serving a big turkey dinner Christmas afternoon.
Margie was a homemaker, married to a Gloucester Fisherman, raising three sons with a strong will and sometimes heavy hand and a whole lot of love and understanding, and was proud of her accomplishments.
Later in life, Margie took her baking skills to the Tavern and Gloucester House Restaurants, preparing all of their breads, rolls, and desserts. Her grandkids love to visit her while she was working and get her special treats.
Margie was the devoted mother of Leonard D. DeCoste, Sr. and his wife, Judith, Peter J. DeCoste, Sr. and his wife, Roberta, and the late Charles L. DeCoste, Sr. and his wife, Barbara. She is survived by her sisters, Shirley Lewis and Joan Lindberg; and grandchildren, Carol Jackson and her husband, Wayne, Charles L. DeCoste, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, Jeffrey DeCoste and his wife, Julie, Pamela L’Italian and her husband, Michael, L.David DeCoste, Jr. and his wife, Caroline, Stephen P. DeCoste and his wife, Pamela, Peter J. DeCoste, Jr., and Suzanne O’Neil. She is also survived by her 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; godson, Kenneth Jenkins; and the many others nieces and nephews of the large extended family.
Margie was predeceased by her granddaughter, Katherine Whittey; and great-granddaughter, Megan Whittey; her brothers, Jean Doucette and James W. Doucette; and her sisters, Catherine Blair, Jeanette Arabian, Rena Hildonen and Patricia Jenkins.
Marjorie’s visiting hours will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester on Friday morning, September 29, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Pleasant Street, Gloucester, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margie’s memory may be made to the Friends of Seacoast, 292 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on  September 27, 2017
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